I know this time of the year can be so very painful for many, especially those grieving the loss of someone they love. A few years ago, not long after the death of a family friend, I received this poem in an email. It really spoke to me and has been very special to me ever since. Now, each Christmas Season, I always try to pass it along to those I know have recently lost a loved one. I hope by sharing it here, too, it will give a sense of peace and hope to at least one person who is hurting this Christmas Season.
I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular!
Please wipe away the tear,
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.
I can't tell you of the splendor,
or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas,
with our Savior, face to face?
I'll ask Him to light your spirit,
as I tell Him of your love;
Then pray for one another,
As you lift your eyes above.
Please let your heart be joyful,
and let your spirit sing.
For I'm spending Christmas in Heaven
And I'm walking with The King!
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones,
you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift,
from my Heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.
After all, 'love' is a gift
more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other,
as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessings
Or the love He has for you.
So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year!
~ Author Unknown
May the Love of Christ be a blessing to each
of you during this Christmas Season.